Class of 2021

Welcome Parents of the New Trier Class of 2021 Home Page!  We are excited to welcome you to the New Trier community.  On behalf of the NTPA board, we invite you to take full advantage of what the school and the NTPA have to offer.  

New Family Program

Greetings from the Class of 2021 New Family co-chairs, Katie White and Julie Peterson.  As parents of freshmen, we strive to welcome other freshman parents who are new to New Trier this year, whether by transferring in from another area school, or moving from out-of-town.  We welcome our freshman class new families and very much want to get to know you.

Please, will you reach out to us via email or phone, to ensure we've received your contact information?  Also, we'd love to know how you're doing and if there is anything we might do to assist you with your transition.  Our contact info is at the bottom.

In addition, please consider this invitation to join us for an informal coffee get-together Thursday, December 7, at 545 Sheridan Road in Winnetka (Julie Peterson's home), from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  This is casual, so come as you are.  We are inviting all new parents for the Class of 2021, in the hopes of becoming better acquainted.  The Peterson home is at the northeast corner of Elm Street and Sheridan.  Please feel free to park in the driveway or on Elm Street.  We hope to see you.  Your RSVP would be appreciated.  Thank you.

If we haven't met you yet, we look forward to doing so, hopefully December 7.  Welcome to the New Trier Class of 2021 family!


Katie White (mom of Henry)
mobile 847-361-2234

Julie Peterson (mom of Lankston)
mobile 404-345-3556


  • SPRING 2018: The Freshman Class Book Club ! New to New Trier this year, each class will host a book club featuring a book centered around adolescents.  The Freshman/Sophomore book will be How to Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Start reading! Check back here for more details in January 2018!
  • Friday, January 26: Freshman Parent Party , 6:00-8:00 PM, Winnetka Community
    House Includes heavy appetizers, wine, beer and soda - $35 per person
    Purchase tickets online thru 1/25/18.
    $40 per person at the door. Click here to view a flyer. Click here to view a flyer.
    Photos from October 17 parent coffee here


  • Other Opportunities will be available to help out throughout the year (i.e., Freshman mixer chaperone, hand out exam snacks, etc.)
  • Sign Up! If you'd like to be put on a contact list for volunteer opportunities, please fill out the online form below.  


  • All Year, New Trier Classroom Catering . Donuts, bagels, fruit and more provided by NT Food Service (Quest). Pick Up 7:30AM-8:00AM.  New Trier Food Service is happy to offer Classroom Catering for Advisory Breakfasts on Fridays or for any meeting before and after school. We know it is hard for you or your parents to stop after school on Thursday or before school on Friday if it is your turn to bring breakfast. You may place an order using the Classroom Catering Order Form located on the New Trier Food Services Webpage . Please submit all orders by 10 am the day before the event. Please be specific on how many of each item you would like (i.e. 1⁄2 dozen donuts, 10 waters).  All orders will be sent to . You will receive a confirmation email to let you know that we have your order.  You may pick up your order mornings between 7:30 am - 8:05 am. We accept Cash, Student ID (Money on Account) or a check made out to Quest.  Feel free to call Pia Fazio at 847-784-2288 if you have any questions. 

Additional Info can be found here on the Class of 2021 home page or by emailing .

We are looking forward to a great four years!

Michelle Paul and Julie Radner
New Trier Parents' Association Co-Chairs (Class of 2021)


Please click here to submit online Class of 2021 Volunteer Form. We encourage you to volunteer!  You can spend as little or as much time as possible on a variety of committees.

Important Reminders and Information

  • Did You Know?

    New Trier offers a student tutoring program. Students can sign up for a session with a student tutor, and they can also volunteer to tutor other students. Click here for details.

    New Trier's Post-High School Counseling Office offers an optional newsletter for parents of sophomores. The newsletter is sent via email approximately six times during the year. For more details, or to be added to the distribution list, scroll down on this page and click Sign-up for Sophomore Parent Newsletters!

  • Points to Ponder

    TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? by Jean Twenge
    I Used to Be a Human Being by Andrew Sullivan
    Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research, Carol Dweck Says   by The Hechinger Report 

  • Parent University - Parent Education Programs

    Parent_University Welcome to Parent University, a central location for all New Trier Parent Educational programming including seminars, round tables, coffees and informational meetings. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community, and is sponsored by New Trier High School, New Trier parent organizations and various community groups.  

    Click here to see upcoming events and their descriptions.

  • Movin’ On Up: What Parents Need to Know About the Transition to Sophomore
    Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:30 PM, Gaffney Auditorium (W)
    Freshman parents are invited to join Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, the Sophomore Adviser Chairs, and a panel of current students to learn more about the opportunities and experiences available to students at the Winnetka campus.  The panel presentation and Q&A will be followed by tours of the campus led by Student Ambassadors.  Presented by the Class of 2021.

Upcoming Events

Freshman Class Videos and Photos